Crighton Nichols

Honorary Associate Professor

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Inspiring and engaging leader of strategic, transformative, and transdisciplinary initiatives that benefit society at a systemic level, as they align with my core values and interests. Over two decades of global experience leading and delivering innovative solutions across the technology/ICT, professional services, education, energy, health, food/agriculture, and the not-for-profit/social enterprise sectors, traversing five continents.

I have successfully pioneered, facilitated and delivered a broad range of initiatives to support organisations improve strategic outcomes, reimagine the possible, and charter paths to success in complex, heterogeneous environments. A dynamic, proactive leader who is skilled in transforming teams, delivering sustainable results, forging productive relationships, coordinating overall strategy, and propelling organisations to higher peaks of success. Authentic, charismatic, inclusive, empowering, and highly effective communicator who leverages the power of narrative, and can co-design win-win(-win…) scenarios around a compelling vision with aligned values. Generalist with deep expertise in systems, agile, and design thinking, and their interactions, especially as they apply to leadership, strategy, and culture. Considerable experience preparing organisations for the fourth industrial revolution, especially the design and delivery of responsible artificial intelligence and innovative solutions involving emerging technologies.

Specialties: Leadership, Digital & Business Strategy, Design-Led Innovation, Research, Workshop Design & Facilitation, Enterprise Architecture, Governance, Training & Mentoring, Lean Startups/Enterprises, Agile Methodologies, Workforce of the Future, Social Entrepreneurship, Cross-Cultural Approaches, Third Sector/Nonprofits, Knowledge Management, Education/Pedagogical Approaches, Instructional Design/E-Learning, Design Patterns, User Interface Design, SOA, Systems Architecture, Program & Project Management, Sales Processes, Financial Analysis & Modeling, Fundraising.

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